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The Basics Of Weight Loss

"Why has my weight loss stalled?"

The simple truth

woman kneeling on scale
  • Here are some fundamental truths, the basics of weight loss. None of them are too remarkable. Or revolutionary.
  • But it is the simple things that count. You can always look for things more complicated. Or hidden. Or secret. It's natural to want to do that.
  • But if you do you tend to miss the truth. The truth is usually simple.

Doing what works

If you know these few truths on this page -- and if you apply them consistently in your life -- you can lose weight.

And you can keep it off. And you really don't have to do anything else.

But if you don't know them and apply them in your life it is unlikely you will ever lose weight.

Most people think that basic means simple. But it really means what is most important.

It's like building a house: the basic part of the house -- the foundation -- is the most important. Without a strong foundation the house will fall over. The foundation is basic.

Don't be fooled

You can be fooled by every charlatan that comes along and promises you some impossible nonsense -- "lose 20 pounds this weekend" or "lose fat by eating whatever you want, without diet or exercise."

Sure, it would be nice if you could lose 20 pounds this weekend. And if horses had wings they could fly -- but they don't.

When you know and understand the truths about weight loss -- the basic simple truths -- you can't be fooled.

So here's what you need to know about nutrition and weight loss. You can judge any promises and any program by these basics.

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."

H. L. Hunt

If you really want to lose weight you need to know:

What to eat

When to eat

Essential information


Lifestyle changes

And whatever else you do, you must avoid extreme diets

  • Super low calorie
  • Any quick weight loss
  • Extreme low fat
  • Extreme low carbohydrate
  • One-food fads -- grapefruit diet, etc

Do you already apply these basics of weight loss?

Yes? Then you are on your way to permanent weight loss.

No? Well, now is the time to start.

If you want to put the finish on your figure with a bodybuilder's exercise routine that's fine. But only after you have made yourself healthy and lean and strong with a good basic nutritional program and proper activity.

Do it right and have the body you have always dreamed of. Anything else is weight-loss suicide.

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

Vincent Van Gogh

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

Most popular pages:

These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

You can always reach us:

  • 28960 US Highway 19 North, Suite 115
  • Clearwater, FL 33761
  • (727) 771-8282

  • Or to use our contact form click here.

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